Ahoy tiki aficionados! John here, following up on my previous post where we began featuring our favorite drink recipes from our recent trip to Palm Springs.
As a second installment to this series, we’ll be reviewing the Après-Ski Swizzle from Easy Tiki. This drink was a nice change of pace from the Mai Tais and Zombies we enjoyed on our getaway and utilizes one of my all-time favorite cocktail ingredients: green Chartreuse. If you are looking for a unique twist on a tiki cocktail, look no further than the Après-Ski Swizzle.
The following feature will provide the origins of the drink, necessary ingredients, and steps for making it at home. Cheers!
Après-Ski Swizzle - Brief History:
The Après-Ski Swizzle was created by Nathan Hazard from the Coconut Club in Los Angeles.
According to Easy Tiki, “Nathan Hazard’s Après-Ski Swizzle reads like tiki on vacation in the alps. The familiar tropical flavors are all there – rum, orgeat, pineapple, lime – joined by the 130 botanicals that make up Chartreuse’s signature profile.”
Glassware: Any glass (but Easy Tiki calls for a tiki mug or Zombie glass)
Combine all ingredients in a glass and top with crushed ice until full. Swizzle with a swizzle stick or barspoon for ten seconds until chilled.
Garnish as you see fit. We recommend a dried orange slice and flower (but a pineapple wedge is also a popular choice)
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score – 4.5
The Après-Ski Swizzle is a tasty and refreshing take on the swizzle. It has the tried-and-true flavor profile of a tiki drink (with lime, orgeat, and rum), while introducing the unique complexity of green Chartreuse.
As a huge Chartreuse fan, this drink was easily one of my favorite drinks of the trip. However, the botanicals do tend to overpower the other ingredients, so try scaling up the other flavors to make the drink feel “more tiki” if you’re looking for a more tropical taste.
Give the drink a try and let us know what you think in the comments! Cheers!